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Sweet and Spicy Pork Chops Recipe

Sweet and Spicy Pork Chops Recipe

Two cheers for these appetizing chops from Kathy Kirkland of Denham Springs, Louisiana! “My husband used to get home from work before me, and one evening, he cooked this for dinner,” says Kathy. “We've used the same recipe ever since. It's delicious.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 2 boneless pork loin chops (1/2 inch thick and 4 ounces each)
  • Dash salt and pepper


  • 1. Preheat broiler. In a small bowl, mix the first five ingredients.
  • 2. Sprinkle chops with salt and pepper. Place on a broiler pan. Broil 4 in. from heat 4-5 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 145°, sprinkling tops with brown sugar mixture after turning. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 pork chop equals 212 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 55 mg cholesterol, 137 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 22 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch.

Reviews for Sweet and Spicy Pork Chops

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Reviewed Apr. 26, 2015

"I kinda followed the recipe. I took out the onions and I cooked my shops in a skillet on the stove top. I had beautiful chops...saucy and tender. Everything I was looking for. Great recipe"

Reviewed May. 28, 2013

"From an old retired meat cutter .... if you look close at the picture, you will notice the blade bone of a pork steak, and in no way resembles does it resemble any of the hundreds of thousands of pork chops I ever cut over 34 years. That's irrelevant as this recipe would work on either, pork steak or

chops, ad consider adding a nice B-B-Q sauce."

Reviewed Jan. 1, 2013

"My chops were dry, not saucy like in the picture but they had a good flavor to them. Maybe next time I'll add some BBQ sauce or tomato sauce to make them more saucy."

Reviewed Sep. 19, 2011

"This tasted delicious! I agree with the previous review that it's plain to look at. However, the taste makes up for it. Served this over rice and it was a hit! It passed the family test and will be added into rotation. The only thing I'll do differently next time, is to just throw everything in the crockpot and cook on low all day."

Reviewed Aug. 26, 2010

"Mine didn't look anything like the picture, in fact, was a lil crispy on top from the brown sugar mixture burning. I followed the directions exactly with the exception of doubling it for 4 chops instead of two. The chops themselves weren't burn, and it was very good, but I don't know how it has this "saucy" look when the only liquid in the recipe is the prepared mustard. Even so it was very good."

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.